This may come as a big shock to some... but I have a tendency to maybe, blow little things, just sometimes, out of proportion. (Insert smirk) I can, if given the right set of circumstances, make a ginormous mountain... out of a tiny molehill!  There... I admit it. 

Now, I know I am probably not the only woman and/or mother who has to make this confession. I can tell you that my tendency to do this GREATLY increases with the following circumstances;

  1. Tiredness/ fatigue/ exhaustion- Almost like my tired two year old, when my body, heart or mind is physically warn, my melting point is extremely low.  
  2. Hunger- Yes... I can get HANGRY!  I LOVE THAT TERM!!!!!   Now, my melting pointing is much higher with hunger, however, push it to the limit and you may want to duck for cover!  I especially struggle with this when I just sit down to finally eat something and my two year old climbs on my lap and starts snatching my food, after she has just eaten mind you!!
  3. When I have been in high demand- This one usually has a pretty low melting point as well.  Days when I feel like the word "MOOOOOOOOM" has been called out more than should be humanly possible and even the darn dogs have been underfoot. I tend to crack a whole lot quicker.  Especially when it has been for ridiculous, needless things like, finding something that was literally in PLAIN VIEW or whining for the 576th dog treat for the day!  Oh and my all time favorite... when the fur balls bark to go outside and I trail all the way to the kitchen to let them out and they stand there and stare at me as I hold open the door!  That REALLY tends to lower the melting point!! LOL


Yesterday, God kind of called me out on my mountain making tendency when I walked into the play room (that I just recently had the kids help me clean mind you!) and it looked like an F5 had just come through without my knowledge!  

I was about to get my feathers ruffled when God stopped me... perhaps in the name of love!! LOL  He said this..

"Now, really, is this THAT big of a deal? At the end of the day, isn't it more important that your kids had fun and enjoyed some crafts than a neat and tidy play room?  This isn't Pottery Barn Kids, this is the O'Brien home! Time yourself and see how long this really takes you to clean up.... you will see... this is really a molehill!"

So, once again, He was right and was more than likely wrong!  I TOOK ON THE CHALLENGE!  I timed myself and as God stated.... it only took me 11 minutes to tidy up the mess I am about to share with you!  11 MINUTES!!  11 Minutes out of my 24 hour day and I was going to let that become a mountain!  How many times have a made this mistake???  Sadly, too many to count.  I am not saying my kids should leave a war zone scene like this without having to clean it up, however, my reaction to the messes will be greatly different now.  
11 minutes... is not worth a 15 minute melt down!  So... I share with you the before and after photos!  I am incredibly grateful for God's voice and direction!  He truly knows how to bring peace.... to utter chaos!  He's the BEST at it!!

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BEFORE!
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BEFORE!
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11 Minutes later....
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11 Minutes later....
I should have really gotten a close up of the table!  It was quite scary and intimidating!!! LOL

However..... not worth the melt down or the mountain!!

I pray your mountains..... become molehills... as you allow God to give you a different and more peaceful perspective!

Peace and Blessings
Your Friend

Missy
 


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It is really best if we think outside the box. There are things in life that we see as complicated well in fact it is just easy as 1, 2, 3. We just think and focus on negative sides that is why we tend to be so stressed. If we just trust God in our life it will be easier. If we entrust to him our plans, decisions and wants He will surely make it happen in His perfect timing.

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02/19/2017 2:37pm

We all know that not all stress can be avoided, and it is not healthy to avoid a situation that needs to be addressed. Learn how to say "no", by knowing your own limits and stick to them. Try to avoid people who stress you out, express your feelings instead of bottling them up and finally be more assertive this will help you to cope with stress in your own life. When stress is getting you down, take a moment to reflect on all the things you appreciate in your life, including your own positive qualities and gifts. This simple strategy can help you keep things in perspective.

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